SOURCE: Runtime Revolution

RunRev, makers of the Rev software development tool for PC, Mac, Linux, Web, server and desktop

January 14, 2010 04:00 ET

RunRev Announces Online Support Portal for Students and Educators

Additional Resource to Stimulate Creative Learning and Teaching

EDINBURGH, UK--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - BETT 2010, Stand W15 -- Software development company Runtime Revolution ( today announced details of an online portal designed to support the growing community of Rev users. The portal employs visual tutorials and lessons to help users get the best from their investment in Rev. In addition, individuals can post their own tips and techniques to share with the wider Rev community. For teachers and students, the portal is an invaluable resource that is readily and freely accessible. The site can be accessed at

"The beauty of revTalk, our plain English scripting language, is the ease with which individuals can create and develop applications," said Kevin Miller, CEO, RunRev. "Having seen a surge of users over the past year, particularly from within the educational sector, we felt the time was right to offer an additional level of support. Our approach has been to blend the advantages of a forum with a more visual setting. The result is a portal that allows individuals to swap ideas, share information or simply pose a question. Moreover, we have added step-by-step guides to a range of tasks so users can quickly reference and follow the practical exercises. We are pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest and demand in the portal and believe that it can only help to drive creative learning and teaching."

Miller added, "We often hear from educators around the world about the challenges they face: prep times are down and class sizes are growing. And many pre-made solutions and systems are either too expensive or do not do what you need them to do. This applies not only to actual education materials used with students (interactive tests, self directed learning, and more) but also academic software and utilities, such as grading software. Revolution makes it easy to create the software individuals need. The online portal provides a gateway to a growing library of resources to support the most inquisitive mind."

About Revolution

A modern descendant of natural-language technologies such as Apple's HyperCard (, Rev enables software construction for everyone. The revTalk ( programming language is easy-to-use and memorable, making it easy to comprehend months after code is written, and therefore more effortlessly maintained. Where once companies would be forced to hire or acquire programming talent, professionals within academia, science and business are turning to Rev, spiking its popularity at a time when organisations are forced to increase productivity but with less time and fewer resources.

About RunRev Ltd.

Founded in 1997, RunRev empowers rapid creation of applications for enterprise, commercial, creative and academic environments using an intuitive and robust programming language. Rev authors on and deploys to all major platforms -- Windows, Macintosh, and Linux -- using the plain-English programming language revTalk, and simple Web-based development. The company offers Rev in three editions: revMedia for beginning projects with multimedia elements; revStudio for rich, Web-enabled applications; and revEnterprise for mission-critical applications with added security. RunRev is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. For more information on RunRev, please visit the company on the Web at

RunRev, revMedia, revStudio, and revEnterprise are trading names of Runtime Revolution Ltd. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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